Amanda Mellet

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Minister for Health Simon Harris said he has changed his personal opinion on abortion.

Minister for Health Simon Harris has repeated his personal view that he supports the recommendation by the Oireachtas Committee that abortion should b(...)

Rosa (for Reproductive rights, against Oppression, Sexism and Austerity) activists highlight a RedC/Amnesty poll. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland will face further cases before the United Nations if it fails to change abortion laws, an Oireachtas committee has been advised. The committe(...)

Outside the Department of the Taoiseach in 2015, over 80 suitcases signify the number of women who travel to the UK to access a safe and legal abortion. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government has paid €30,000 in compensation to a woman who travelled to the UK for an abortion after a diagnosis of fatal foetal abnormality. Sio(...)

Leo Varadkar: it will almost certainly fall to the incoming taoiseach to decide when and in what form to proceed with a referendum on abortion. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The United Nations again excoriates Ireland for failing to provide abortion to a woman whose baby had a fatal foetal abnormality; details emerge of a(...)

Aisling Walsh: Irish women are done asking nicely for reproductive rights.

Each year on March 8th and November 25th thousands of women take to the streets of Guatemala City to demand the realisation of women’s rights, gender (...)

A UN committee found Amanda Mellet (centre) had been subjected to discrimination and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment due to Ireland’s abortion ban. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government will not give the United Nations a commitment to change Ireland’s abortion laws when it makes a formal reply to it next week on the cas(...)

The Government has yet to respond substantively to Amanda Mellet, who successfully took a case against Ireland at the UN’s Human Rights Committee (UNH(...)

A demonstration in February 1992 outside Government Buildings against the High Court injunction forbidding a 14-year-old rape victim from obtaining an abortion in Britain. The banner includes a telephone number which was deleted by The Irish Times, in compliance with the High Court ruling of December 1986, which found that the provision of assistance, including information, to a pregnant woman seeking an abortion was in breach of Article 40 of the Constitution. Photograph: Eric Luke

1983 Referendum leads to constitutional amendment recognising the right to life of the unborn child. 1986 High Court rules that the availability to w(...)

 Rally for Life anti-abortion demonstration on O’Connell Street, Dublin in 2013.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Thousands of people will march through the streets of Dublin today demanding that the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, which underpins Ireland’s (...)

The apology from Minister for Health Simon Harris to Amanda Mellet (centre) was an important moment. Hopefully it indicates that the Government fully accepts the UN committee’s decision, and will act upon it without equivocation. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

In 2011, Amanda Mellet was denied an abortion in Ireland after learning her pregnancy had a fatal foetal impairment. She travelled to the UK to underg(...)

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